Friday, December 30, 2011

This is the one I get deep and incoherent

With this, I end my 2011.

  • I started blogging again, regularly. If you're really bored and actually took the time to read through my old entries, I've been blogging since 2008. But between 2010 till now, there was a time when I stopped or rather blogged erratically due to the birth of the son and also due to some family issues.
  • I went back to work full time. This is also the time when I decided to start blogging again. It started out sort of like an update to my friends, and then vanity got the better of me (my outfit photos, I know right) and lastly, I decided to take a more pro-active approach to it and sort of make it mine. Don't get what I'm trying to say? Neither do I.
  • A major setback at the start of the year. It was an emotional roller coaster for me and my family. At this point, I'm still struggling as to how to write it down, but if you're reading this and you know who you are, Thank you. A very grateful and sincere Thank you. I remembered you told me you always check my blog for updates and am a fan(?) so this is for you. To let you guys know that though things are different now, but we're still doing alright. Not fantastic, but still surviving. I'm always thinking of you guys too. 
  • I've learnt not to judge others. I used to have a snobbish attitude towards people but after what my family have been through, its best not to. Because really, what goes around, comes around.
  • Family. When adversity struck, they're always be here for you. When everything was snowballing, the few people that really stuck with us were my mother-in-law, my sister and my parents. I really wouldn't know what I'll do without them.
  • My father-in-law. He has not much time left due to a cancer remission. But he is a fighter. He was made bankrupt twice, yet he made his fortune back again and again. Back when the husband and I were still dating, the three of us would stay up late to watch football matches together. In between, he would often tells me stories about his heydays and their family history. I often joked to the husband, that my father-in-law will make a great history teacher or storyteller.  
And lastly, to my husband who has been so brave throughout it all. With so much pressure placed on you, you've never gave up hope. Not on us nor on me. Maybe you've thought about it, but I'm glad you didn't. You're never the type that bothers on how people's opinions matters, and rather stick to your own principles than let it get to you. Let's not bother with naysayers anymore than they give themselves credit for. 

For now, we're just going to take each day as it comes along whether its the new year or not, because frankly my dear, all that matters is, we still have each other.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I wonder where they got it from

This is a funny one. 

We were on the coach driving up to Malaysia when the son started to cry because I couldn't allow him to have any more sweets or something like that. And because he was doing a fake cry, I purposely ignored him and did not give him any attention.

After crying for a while, he asked for some tissue paper. I asked him if he really wants some tissue and he said yes, so I pass him some. 

And he proceed to wipe his own tears. 

Very drama-mama this boy.

ice cream treat

colouring lessons, mostly i enjoyed it more

ta-dah! drawn to accuracy

having smashing  fun with my sister's present.
he literally smashed it

P.S: I received an email recently inviting me to join a beauty challenge. I was flattered as they said I've been invited to participate as I am a prominent beauty and life style blogger in Singapore?

Little do they know the truth. I'm just a micro-organism floating around.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

To see good in times of bad, really

Christmas came and gone, and this was how we spent it:

the matchy matchy Ye Ye and grandkid

happy grandparents, grouchy grandkid?

preppy for Christmas

one must always clear his nose before breakfast

why we have 2 index fingers for

no photos!

his new ride from the ah gong

Today's outfit:

top: Jennie Shop, skirt: City Plaza, flats: Gmarket

I know its the festive holidays and all, but what do you do when you know that your loved one has not much time left?

Suddenly, its one tragedy one after another. Life.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The smell of rain can sometimes smells like salted fish

Yesterday I got home and there was this stench, like something fishy and salty. So I smelled around and came to a conclusion that it was my uncle's sandals that was giving off the smell. 

This morning I wore my flats out and then I got a whiff of that smell. I looked down, took my feet out of my flats and goodness. The stench shoot straight up my nose.

I almost feel sorry for all the other passengers sharing the same bus with me. 

Today's outfit:

top: Gmarket, skirt: Primark, flats: City Plaza, bracelets: Diva

P.S: Its not the above flats, its the other one in the same design, but in black. Want to know how to get the smell? Just slosh through the rain and when not dried completely, stench will occurred. You're welcome.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

One just has to make do with make believe

Talking about stories, I have another one to share. 

Just the other night I was putting the son to sleep. All was well, I fell asleep first (what's new?) and all of a sudden, the son got up, brought the tissue box over and started pulling the tissues out one by one. And proceed to throw them all over the bed while exclaiming, 'Snowing! Snowing!' 

I really didn't know to laugh or to scold him. 

Today's outfit:

cardigan: defunct blogshop, lace top: Topshop, belt: Mphosis
jeans: Uniqlo, flats: Gmarket

P.S: I realised this shot made me look like a man wearing woman's clothes. Or a woman wearing man's clothes. Who knew my clothes are so versatile?

Monday, December 19, 2011

You had me at first touch

Story goes like this.

Girl visited shop with the intention of doing an item exchange only. Said exchange done, turn around to walked away and eyes met Skirt. Said Skirt was hanging on a corner rack, oblivious to the other shoppers. So Girl went over to check Skirt out, and what do you know. 

It was love at first touch.  

And so Girl and Skirt lived happily ever after.

Today's outfit:

top: Cotton On, pleated maxi skirt: Vogue, slippers: Ipanema

loving the way it swishes

Does your clothes story goes like this? Mine does. Every time when I'm not consciously shopping for anything, love hits me.

And this skirt? She has all the right moves. Length, checked. Colour, checked. Buttery soft cotton, checked.  Pleats, checked. And the sales staff even gave me a pair of earrings to go with it. Double checked.

Friday, December 16, 2011

What to wear: Weekend Staycation

What to wear: Weekend Staycation

The husband and I are going on a stay-cation this weekend courtesy of my mother-in-law! She won a gift voucher for a night stay with complimentary dinner at some fancy hotel but decided to give it to us instead. How cool is that!

I'm a light packer as you probably would know by now. So this is what I'm planning to wear for that two days. Yes two days. Because once you've checked in, you would fully utilised the room by staying in and ordering room service, right? And that's what the bathrobes are for, right? Right.

Okay, at least its still a little formal chic should we decide to venture out for dinner. So technically, I'm fully wearing the dress only when we've checked out.

P.S: My sister says she wants to use the swimming pool. In a bid to ditch her last minute attempt of crashing our stay-cation, let's just say we're going to do the pro-ing without the creating. If you know what I mean.

You've been warned.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Why is the world round?

Actually, I just want to share this. It looks so simple, too simple. But it works. Really like how she looked so put together. I'm going to try it too!

P.S: The world really works in mysterious ways. I don't like mushroom but I like truffle fries. And somehow having 3 people sharing it makes it all the more delicious. Hmmmmm....

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Turn around silly girl, every now and then I fall apart. Nothing I can say, a total eclipse of the heart

Just thought to break the melancholic with some happening pictures.

grin and bear it, one of life's greatest lesson

blowing candles at a wedding, and clapping after thinking its his birthday

this dude loves his food

baking Christmas cookies

unfortunately, ours didn't turn out like this.
this was a Christmas gift from my colleague

P.S: I got angry with a guy who was trying to explain some rules to me today. I don't usually do that. But I guess its his unlucky day then. Or it could just be my PMS working up a storm.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Grief and mourning

My sister-in-law had a miscarriage. She was 23 weeks along when they found out that the baby had no heartbeat at a detailed scan. The doctor could not explain why and how it happened and advised her to take the baby out as soon as possible, but she wanted to wait. To wait for a miracle, and to wait for the heart to beat again.

But there was none.

So she had to make that difficult trip to the hospital, did a delivery that no woman should go through and came out of it emotionally wrecked. 

At least we know the baby is in safe hands now.

It's a girl.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What to wear: Weekend trip to the high mountains

What to wear: Weekend trip to the high mountains

This weekend, I'll be away with my extended family, all thirty of us, to Genting Highlands! And to pack light for my small family of three, I've packed only a pair of jeans, Chucks and some tops for myself similar to the above for a 3D2N trip. I've also thrown in a scarf and belt to accessorize while keeping in mind to keep it light for my luggage.

I'm quite nervous actually as this will be the first time the son is going on such a long journey in a coach. The first time was to Malacca but he was smaller and much more manageable. Now, he's so much more active and I'm really worried as to entertaining him throughout the journey. Hopefully he will sleep throughout.

Keyword, hopefully.

Anyway, I'm just looking forward to a proper break and enjoying this huge family holiday. See you all when we get back!

P.S: My sister bought a ski jacket for the son claiming it might be too cold for him in Genting. I think she just needs another excuse to shop, that's all. Who doesn't, right?